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April 4, 2013

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Join Flint Public Library for a Community Read book discussion on “The Town That Food Saved,” by Ben Hewitt. The library's Community Read book program, funded by a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is a town-wide community reading event that promotes reading and building community ties. This year's theme is Middleton's farming heritage, past and present, and supporting local businesses and agriculture. The discussion takes place at 7 p.m., at Flint Public Library, located at 1 S. Main St., Middleton. For more information, visit http://www.flintlibrary.org/communityread.html.

Looking for a good laugh? Head to the Onion Town Grill at 8 p.m. for a comedy show, featuring Dave Rattigan of Scamps Comedy Productions and observational humorist Steve Bjork. Tickets cost $25 per person and all proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Beverly Animals, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that works to rescue and place homeless animals in and around Beverly. The Onion Town Grill is located at 175 Water St., Danvers. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, email bhannable@gmail.com, call 978-922-7190 or visit www.friendsofbeverlyanimals.org.

Salem State University's music faculty will show off their talent at 7:30 p.m., in the Central Campus Recital Hall, located at 71 Loring Ave., Salem. The faculty's classical recital will feature works by composers ranging from Mozart to Ravel and SSU faculty. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, to benefit the John Finnegan Scholarship Fund for Music Majors. For more information, call 978-542-7890 or visit www.salemstate.edu/arts.

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